Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

From CNA: Hollywood firm acquires rights to Singapore comic book series

March 25, 2009

From CNA: A Singaporean comic series about futuristic slave racers (sounds like Death Race meets Transformers) has been snapped up by New Regency and Radical Pictures:

And while the concept and storyline of “Freedom Formula” has a global appeal, the creator of the series said it is actually a story that is inspired by unique aspects of life in Singapore.

“For example, it’s set in a literal city state and the whole concept is Formula One-style, racing-style exosuits that race all around the city. And I’m sure all that sounds very familiar,” said Shern.

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Edmund Chen Zhicai in Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li!

February 23, 2009

While cringing at the big pile of suck that the new Street Fighter movie appears to be, I saw one video that sealed it as a MUST-watch, and no, it’s not Kirsten Kreuk in a Chun Li outfit – it’s Singapore’s very own Tom Cruise, Edmund Chen Zhicai!  Check him out in this fight scene where he pulls out all the stops to protect his young daughter, Chun Li (a child actress resembling Kreuk), from the evil clutches of M. Bison (Michael Clarke Duncan).  Most impressive is Chen’s inventive use of the steel fridge and an unpopped champagne bottle to defend himself!  Video here – watch it before they pull the clips offline.  The movie is generating some serious criticism from the internets, but I will catch it just to support another Singaporean actor making it in Hollywood.  What a great year for Singaporean actors – first Chin Han in The Dark Knight, and now Edmund Chen kicking Michael Clarke Duncan’s ass!  Some screenshots: